Listen: The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli covers "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

As a rule, the only Christmas music I can stand is Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Now though, I can punctuate those exceedingly joyful jazz tunes with my friend Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs doing his hauntingly beautiful take on "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."

"I saw Meet Me In St. Louis as a child and this song just stayed with me forever," Greg said. "It has a spectral quality that I always wanted to exaggerate."

photo by Sam Holden